10 Most Colorful Towns on Earth

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Riomaggiore, Italy

The eye often wearies of red brick, gray steel and beige stone. For this, the solution is house paint. When an entire neighborhood assumes the colors of the rainbow, even the front gardens pale in comparison. Throughout the world, there are ten particularly stunning towns that resemble freshly opened packages of crayons – offering a respite from our dismal urban surroundings and reminding us that our personal environments need not be so bland.

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1. Riomaggiore, Liguria, Italy

One of the most charming towns on earth, Riomaggiore is bursting with color. The pretty sandstone buildings, nestled into the lush green cliffs of Cinque Terre, overlook glossy turquoise harbors.